5 stars (5)

Childminder in Brighton

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Female Non-smoker Member since May 2016 Last Updated Nov 2019 Last Login 14 Nov 2019 Email

My Summary

Ofsted Registered
First Aid Training
DBS Check
Newborn Experience
Childcare Qualifications
2 Year Old Free Childcare
3 and 4 Year Old Free Childcare
Tax-Free Childcare
Free Smear-Test Childcare

About Me

Hello parents/carers
I am an OFSTED registered childminder with a 'Good' rating and have been doing and loving it for 20 years and counting!
My focus is on babies and pre school children.

Before childminding i worked in the care sector, in homes for the elderly for several years as well as taking time out to raise and care for my own children.

Also i havei worked with children who had special needs in their own homes.

I love children and my job as a childminder i think is the best job ever!

The whole of my downstairs is dedicated to childminding including a toilet and sink which is invaluable when it comes to toilet training.

A wide patio door leads straight out into a secure garden so the children are able to move in and out during their play.

Our day is usually led by the children's interests which include trips out and about to parks, playgroups, sealife centre ( they love it)! and many more places of interest.

When at home we do singing and dancing, dressing up, art/crafts, baking or just freeplaying inside with the various age related toys or out in the garden making dens, sand and water play or having a great time on the slides and seesaw.
parents past and present are happy to provide references for me.

If by any chance you wish to message men please feel free to do so.
We can chat about your childcare needs and arrange a no obligation visit if you wish.

My Experience

Have been a registered childminder for 21 years and have cared for newborns up to 5 year olds.

My Qualifications

Level 3 in childcare.

Diploma in Childcare Studies.

Paediatric First Aid Certificate ( renew every 3 years).

If you wish to see my documents i have them as hard copies and will be happy to let you have any you like.

If you would like to see my latest OFSTED report i have a copy in my home for you to see.

I have also been attending webinars hosted by childcare.co.uk as they are very relevant to my childminding.

I do have all the relevant documents to show you.
I have attempted several times to upload them to this site but without success.

To finish i am happy to offer 1 hour of free childcare to any mums who want to have a cervical smear test as this was brought to my attention recently.

My Availability

I do have several spaces at the moment and am available at any time to have a chat about my childcare and to answer questions patents may have.

Parents who's children i have looked or are now looking after are happy to give me a reference if you wish.

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Last Updated: 12/10/2019

My Fees

  • Childminding from £5.50 per hour

ยฃ5.50 per hour including any food and trips out etc.

My Local Schools

This childminder has not yet informed us whether or not they provide any drop off or pick up services at local schools.

My Documents

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  • First Aid Certificate (added 13/10/2019)
  • Ofsted Certificate (added 12/10/2019)


Below are the latest reviews for brighton. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

My son was looked after by Ann and now my one year old is cared for by Ann. Ann has a lovely, warm and child centred home setting and she is someone who clearly loves her job and is passionate about providing the best care.
I feel so comfortable and happy that my child is in such safe and brilliant hands.

Thank you Ann! ๐Ÿ˜

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by about brighton on 11/11/2019

Response by brighton on 12/11/2019:

Thank you Emily this is a wonderful review.
I can't thank you enough!
It was a pleasure having Ralf in my home and now I feel the same pleasure having Lyra. ๐Ÿ˜‰x

My son was looked after by Ann for two years after coming from a bigger more nursery like set up and the difference in quality of care, attention, knowledge and experience was incredible. My son was so much happier with Ann, he was excited to arrive at her house and couldn't wait to hear what exciting activities she had in store for the children each day. His confidence and capability grew so much in the time he spent with her. Ann is patient, kind, knowledgable and I highly recommend her.

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by about brighton on 20/10/2019

Ann looked after both my sons, from babies until school. They are now 11 and 6 years old and they still love visiting her and have such fond memories of the time they have spent with her. She has such a lovely way with children and always provided them with fun activities to do as well as taking them to parks, playgroups, museums and the sea life centre on a regular basis. My children learnt so much from her! I can't recommend her enough.

  • 5 stars Overall

by about brighton on 15/10/2019

Response by brighton on 16/10/2019:

Theresa thanks so much for the fantastic review!๐Ÿ˜‰

Ann has been looking after my son since he was 8 months old, he is now almost 1. I was very anxious to leave him for the first time but Ann made us feel so welcome and comfortable. As soon as we had met her I knew my son would be very happy there! Ann is a very kind, calm, patient and caring lady which I could tell as soon as we met. My son now canโ€™t wait to get in the door when I drop him off in the mornings! And when I collect him he is far too busy playing with her vast selection of toys to pay any attention to me! Ann keeps you updated throughout the day with lovely pictures of what they are getting up to, which is so reassuring. It is also a huge help to know she provides all meals during the day taking away the stress for me in the mornings. She has really become part of our family now and I would absolutely recommend her to anybody looking for regular childcare!

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by about brighton on 14/10/2019

My son Eddie has been with Ann for 2 years and he has been very happy here for these 2 years. Sometimes when I go to pick him up he is having So much fun he doesn't want to leave. Ann has been very good with his developmental skills through taking him to fun days out as well as lots of role play at her house. I have been very happy with her child care skills and communication skills with him as well as with me to. I highly recommend.

  • 5 stars Overall
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by about brighton on 12/10/2019

Response by brighton on 12/10/2019:

Wow! Thanks Martine thats very kind of you to recommend me like this๐Ÿ˜Š

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